Covid 19: LinkedIn offers free job postings for frontliners

Covid 19: LinkedIn offers free job postings for frontliners

Job postings for critical roles in healthcare are rising around the world, including in Malaysia. The healthcare sector is seeking professionals including doctors and nurse in the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic.

LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, has announced that hospitals, medical device and practices, and nonprofits working on Coronavirus relief efforts, as well as essential services such as supermarkets, package delivery and warehousing companies, can now post new mission critical jobs for free on LinkedIn.

“This global pandemic has no doubt put a strain on economies and impacted jobs to a large degree,” said Olivier Legrand, managing director and vice president, Asia Pacific and China in a media release.

“But in the midst of all this, we are hearing heroic stories of those on the frontlines who are working around the clock to protect the public. And it’s clear that more help is needed to fill urgent open roles within frontline organizations,” he said.

Following the lockdown, the global economy is almost at a halt with only essential services workers allowed to perform their jobs outside of their homes.

Now job seekers can check professional networking platform LinkedIn for job offers. The platform hosts free job postings for hospitals and non-profits working on the COVID-19 disaster relief as well as for essential services (supermarkets, package delivery, and warehousing companies) for the next three months or until June 30, 2020.

LinkedIn also said it would assist in accelerating the hiring process for urgent roles in the healthcare industry. Hospital frontliners are forced to work almost 24/7 as the number of COVID-19 patients increases as the result of mass testing.

Image: LinkedIn platform for free frontliners job posting

Among the support from LinkedIn offered to companies on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response:

  • Ability for companies to post new mission critical jobs for free for the next three months (April 1 to June 30) so they can find and hire the people they need to fill for the surge of urgent roles.
  • Helping job seekers with the right skill sets quickly find these open roles by additionally promoting them on the LinkedIn homepage and the Jobs page.
  • Providing insights and tools to identify critical healthcare professionals efficiently, by offering access to LinkedIn Talent Insights for free for the next three months.

The platform initiates job seekers with the right skill sets to fill vacant roles with companies and organizations.

Front-liners such as doctors and nurses, will be automatically added to a list of urgent jobs and will be surfaced through a special banner to reach members with relevant skills and experience.

LinkedIn is also offering access to LinkedIn Talent Insights for free for the next three months to give healthcare firms access to real-time data and insights on the talent market so they can make informed decisions even in the midst of a global health emergency.

To those who are working from home, the platform has several online courses so they can upskill and develop relevant skills that could be of use later once MCO is over.